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The mastermind behind poopreport.com, first-time author Praeger takes a scatological and sociological look at what we so thoughtlessly leave behind. As the title might suggest, Praeger isn't one to mince words (his tone is captured well in the opening line, "With enviable ease, poop slid out of the mechanical anus and onto the conveyor belt below"), but neither does he let the subject matter devolve to sophomoric humor. Instead, Praeger meticulously excavates the politics of poop, societal attitudes toward it and how both affect our culture and everyday lives. Propelled by a keen nose for trivia, Praeger chronicles everything from the rise in epidemics that led to better sanitation practices, culminating in the widespread adoption of the toilet, to the use of feces in art. Readers will also learn about the history of toilet paper, why toilets weren't commonplace in England until World War I and how to use a bidet properly. Happily, Praeger keeps things light but respectful throughout, even in a discussion of scatological satire; as such, his enlightening guide may very well represent the ultimate in bathroom reading material.
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Don't put off reading this book. This terrific book answers some questions left unanswered through our lifetime. So get straight with your common denominator, poop. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Funny book with some good poop knowledge. If your in the mood for some funny crap you should give this book a try.Published 20 months ago by AlmostEverything84
When I picked up this book, I expected and light and entertaining read full of fun facts about this somewhat gross topic. Read morePublished on August 15, 2013 by Ross Avilla
This book features some great references on how America has gotten to where it's at the toilet market - whether toilets or toilet paper. Provides history and lots of anecdotes. Read morePublished on May 16, 2013 by Amazon Loyal Customer 72
was well received as a gift; however, this may cause the bathroom be inaccessible for longer times! very interesting materialPublished on April 7, 2013 by LYNN
I found a lot of information on subject with extensive referance list. Poop in arts, philosophy, religion, psychology, movies, social studies is not everyday reading therfore it... Read morePublished on May 10, 2009 by Deborah M. Przedpelska
Not quite what I though it would be. Not my type of potty humor.Published on January 12, 2009 by Denise Andersen
Oh, what can I say about Poop Culture? I LOVED reading this book! The authors writing style is humorous (but in a tactful, respectful way given the subject). Read morePublished on August 30, 2008 by H. Nettles
I'll be honest. When I got this book, I mostly expected it to be a compilation of funny stories about poop void of any substance or usefulness (much like feces itself). Read morePublished on December 2, 2007 by Russell Kahn